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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 17:57
BTS medal, stamp to be released to mark 10th anniversary of debut
A commemorative medal and a postage stamp for K-pop giant BTS will be issued in the first half of 2023, according to the Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (Komsco) and Korea Post, respectively. On Friday, Komsco showcased a medal celebrating the boy band's 10th anniversary since its debut next year.
Korean content promotion center opens in Indonesia
A center where visitors can experience Korean products related to hallyu, or the Korean wave, has opened in the capital of Indonesia. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, Friday, it is launching the promotion center named KOREA 360 inside Lotte Shopping Avenue, a shopping mall in Jakarta, on Saturday.
Filming of sequel to 'Veteran' starts
Filming for the sequel of 2015 megahit film “Veteran” will start this month, with several major cast members of the original film returning, according to the distributor, CJ ENM, Friday. Under the helm of director Ryoo Seung-wan, who also led the original film, actors Hwang Jung-min, Jang Yoon-ju, Oh Dae-hwan, Kim Si-hoo and Oh Dal-soo will come back for the cop action flick.
Fantasy of being 'Reborn Rich' amid harsh struggle of reality
JTBC's new series, “Reborn Rich,” is drawing popularity, with its viewer rating continuing to rise from 6.05 percent for the first episode on Nov. 18 to 14.88 percent for the sixth episode on Nov. 27. The 16-part series resolves around Yoon Hyun-woo, played by actor Song Joong-ki, who is born underprivileged and works hard for the nation's top conglomerate, Soonyang Group, an...
Star couple Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin have baby boy
Actor couple Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin have had their first baby. Their agencies confirmed, Monday, that Son gave birth to a boy the previous day, days earlier than her due date of early December. The agencies said that both the mother and the baby are in good condition. Hyun and Son, both 40, married on March 31 and announced in late June that they were expecting a baby. “A ne...
[53rd Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards] Judges' Report
As judges of the Korea Times Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards, we have the privilege and pleasure of discovering every year what bilingual readers and writers are reading. It is always interesting to find out what our translators are choosing to translate. We enjoy the element of surprise.
NCT DREAM to release mini-album 'Candy' for winter season
K-pop boy band NCT DREAM will drop a mini-album for the year-end holiday season. Its agency, SM Entertainment, said on Friday that the group will release the special six-track winter mini-album, titled “Candy,” at 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 to streaming platforms. The title track with the same name as the album, is a remake of first-generation K-pop boy band H.O.T.'s 1996 hit song.
Lee Jung-eun wins best performance prize for 'Hommage' at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Actress Lee Jung-eun has clinched the Best Performance award at the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for her first lead role in the film, “Hommage.” It was her second time to win a prize with the 2021 film, following the Best Actor award at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) in October.
BLACKPINK, Seventeen win 2 awards each at MTV EMAs
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and boy band Seventeen have clinched two awards each at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs). During the award ceremony held in Dusseldorf, Germany, Sunday (local time), BLACKPINK won the Best Metaverse Performance category for its virtual performance on PUBG Mobile, a virtual in-game concert held in the Battlegrounds mobile game. The four-pi...
2 members of TREASURE leave group
K-pop act TREASURE has been reborn as a 10-member act, with two members leaving the group. The boy group's agency, YG Entertainment, said Tuesday that TREASURE, which debuted in 2020 as a 12-member group, will continue its activities with just 10 members - Choi Hyun-suk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Yoon Jae-hyuk, Asahi, Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jeong-woo and So Jung-hwan. It added it...
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